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Rinspeed Dock+Go Concept Adds Versatility To Smart Electric Drive

Rinspeed Dock+Go Concept Adds Versatility To Smart Electric Drive

Call up the main page of Rinspeed’s website, and you’re greeted by an image of its founder, Frank M. Rinderknecht. You’ll also see a series of quotes from John Lennon, Walt Disney and Mahatma Gandhi, centered around the theme that one should always follow his dreams. That’s... read more

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2011 Smart Fortwo

Mercedes-Benz Hoping To Revive Smart Brand With TV Ads

In 2008, the future looked bright for the Smart brand in the Untied States. Gas prices had climbed to record levels, so then-distributor Penske Automotive had no trouble in... read more September 16, 2011 by  2


 
2011 Smart forvision concept

Smart Forvision Electric Car Concept: Frankfurt Live Photos

While Smart used the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show to release its new, upgraded Fortwo Electric Drive and the production Smart eBike, the new Forvision concept previewed a few... read more September 13, 2011 by  1


 
2012 smart fortwo electric drive, 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

2012 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive: Frankfurt Auto Show

The problems with the old Smart Fortwo Electric Drive were fairly easy to work out. It was too slow, had only an average range, took too long to charge and it was too... read more September 13, 2011 by  7


 
2011 Volkswagen Nils single-seat electric car concept

2011 Frankfurt Auto Show: Full Electric Car Preview

We thought the 2011 Geneva Motor Show was one of the best ever for electric cars and green vehicles, but the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, starting in less than a week, is... read more September 6, 2011 by 


 
2011 Smart Forvision Concept

2011 Smart ForVision Electric Concept: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show Preview

A few weeks ago we told you about the third generation Smart ForTwo Electric Drive which was due to be unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. With a faster top speed... read more September 1, 2011 by  1


 
2011 Smart Fortwo

Is Second Time The Charm For Smart's ForTwo In U.S. Market?

The 2011 Smart ForTwo minicar: Cramped, noisy, slow and unsafe, right? If you answered yes to all those then the new team running Smart USA for Daimler AG is banking on a new... read more August 31, 2011 by  3


 
Hertz electric-car rental press event, New York City, September 2010

Hertz, Marriott Bring Electric Cars And Hotels Together In San Francisco

Popular airport rental car firm Hertz has been working alongside Hotel chain Marriott for 30 years to unite weary travelers with a set of wheels while they’re away from... read more August 25, 2011 by 


 
2012 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive

2012 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Gets More Smart, Gains Speed

The 2011 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive may be the smallest, most compact highway-capable electric car on the market, but its pathetic top speed, sluggish acceleration, limited... read more August 16, 2011 by  2


 
Suzuki Wagon R, Japan's highest selling vehicle

Half Of Japan Now Drives High MPG, Low Power Kei Minicars

If there's one thing that illustrates the culture difference between the United States and Japan better than anything else, it's the cars everyone drives. In the U.S, the... read more August 15, 2011 by  1


 
Daihatsu A-Concept

Small, Fun, High-MPG Minicars, Never Coming To The U.S.

Life is so unfair sometimes. Car companies have been dangling the carrot of smaller and more fuel efficient vehicles in front of us for a few years now and though we've... read more August 11, 2011 by 


 
2011 Audi Urban Concept

2011 Frankfurt Auto Show: Audi Gives More Details on Electric Urban Concept

Yesterday we brought you news of a highly camouflaged all-electric minicar spotted in the center of Berlin and wearing the unmistakable linked ring Audi badge. At the time... read more August 10, 2011 by 


 
car2go Smart ForTwo Electric Drive at Windansea Beach La Jolla CA

San Diego Gets Smart, Hosts 100% Electric Car Sharing Scheme

City car-sharing schemes have become more popular in recent years as the cost of owning a car rockets, but until now they’ve focused on traditional gasoline-engined... read more July 15, 2011 by  3


 
Dieter Zetsche

Daimler CEO: 1 Million Electric Cars in Germany by 2020? Not Likely

It may only be two weeks since Germany’s Chancellor Merkel announced that her government would help bring 1 million plug-in vehicles to the roads of Germany by 2020 but... read more May 31, 2011 by  10


 
2011 Smart Fortwo

Small Cars Dominate TheCarConnection.com’s Efficient Convertible List

With the rising gas prices it may seem like you have to give up things in order to save money at the pump. You can combine trips to save fuel, keep your tires inflated... read more May 30, 2011 by 


 
2011 Smart Fortwo

Summer Soft-Top Fun: 2011 Smart ForTwo Passion Cabriolet

We're quickly counting down to the Memorial Day weekend and, at least where we are, the weather is nice (for once). What better time to consider the single greenest soft-top... read more May 25, 2011 by  1


 
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